The top 10 reasons to choose CCBC
There have never been so
many good reasons to come to CCBC … which is yours?
From “A” to “Z” and everything in between, CCBC offers a wide range
of programs. CCBC students can choose from more than 100 different
associates’ degrees and certificate programs – more than any other
college in the Maryland region.
Higher education at half the cost. Many students leave
four-year universities with a full education, but empty pockets and
the burden of school loans for years to come. CCBC’s yearly cost for a
full-time student averages $2,600, while full-time students at other
public colleges typically pay about $6,000 annually for their
educations. Add it up: students spend less than half the national
average for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at CCBC.
Qualified faculty and personalized attention. CCBC’s classes
are taught by highly trained and credentialed faculty, not the
teaching assistants you often get at four-year universities.
Additionally, with a student to teacher ratio of 17-1, students are
guaranteed personalized attention and the opportunity to develop
one-on-one relationships with their professors, ensuring success.
Close to friends, family and work. CCBC offers programs on
three campuses, putting higher education within convenient reach of
Baltimore metropolitan area residents. Also, CCBC has two satellite
campuses (Owings Mills and Hunt Valley). CCBC’s Distance Learning
program provides students with easy-to-access alternatives to
commuting to one of the campuses.
Transfer and excel with ease. CCBC’s graduates transfer to some
of the nation’s finest colleges and universities, often on
scholarship. CCBC makes transferring into a four-year college
effortless through its articulation programs. And get this: research
shows that students who transfer from community colleges to four-year
universities do just as well – often better – in their last two years
at a university than the students who attended the university all four
Student success. CCBC assumes responsibility for its students’
successes, and has many programs in place to support students
throughout their studies. There are many programs for struggling
students to provide them with personalized attention and allow them to
maximize their experience at CCBC.
Student life. At CCBC, there are just as many clubs, sports and
activities at student’s fingertips as there are at four-year
universities. Sports, the arts, student government and just about
anything else you can think of – it’s all here.
Job placement services. CCBC has a job placement service that
provides year-round assistance to students and alumni seeking
full-time or part-time employment. This service provides students with
job opportunities and necessary skills through the following:
placement for work-study programs, access to on-line job bank,
internship and volunteer opportunities, interviewing skills
information, an annual job fair and opportunities to meet employers
throughout the year through on-campus recruitment.
Honors programs. Academically talented students at CCBC are
offered an enhanced learning experience, catering to their specific
needs. Graduates of the Honors Program at CCBC are guaranteed
admission to a variety of four-year institutions in Maryland,
including the College of Notre Dame, Loyola College, Towson
University, Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies and more.
Incredible value. According to a September 2004 article in
USA Today, college graduates earn $20,000 per year more than high
school graduates, further illustrating that the college degree has
replaced the high school diploma as the baseline for maximizing carer
potential. In fact, students who complete programs at CCBC will earn
approximately 36.5 percent more than a student with a high school
diploma or GED.